UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

HIST5504 History and Heritage

Credit 6 points
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AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This vocationally oriented unit explores key issues faced by historians working in the heritage industry. Once considered simply as inherited property, heritage now embraces a wide range of traditions and cultures, monuments, buildings, landscapes and objects that have been passed down to us by previous generations, but carry meanings and values that we attach to them in the present. Through an engaged teaching program featuring methods workshops and off-campus trips the unit introduces students to the excitement, challenges and opportunities of working as an historian in the heritage industry.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) demonstrate an understanding of the key methodological and theoretical issues underlying the concepts of heritage; (2) demonstrate an understanding of the key debates currently informing heritage practice in Australia and around the world; and (3) explain, critically assess and interpret key heritage principles relating to a specific historic place or places.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) reflective journal/blog; (2) a project of 3000 to 3500 words; and (3) workshop particpation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Professor Jane Lydon
Contact hours lectures: 2 hours per week; tutorials: 2 hours per week (over 6 weeks from week 7)
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.arts.uwa.edu.au/Units/HIST5504/TS-U-2/2017

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